Let’s be real

I was born and raised in the Midwest among several small farm towns west of Toledo Ohio. My family, though only three generations ago had a portion of the farm-able land they worked hard to purchase since coming to the New World, had very little wealth to speak of. My father worked general labor for…

Marxism

Recently I saw some discussions where some individuals, those who would lean in favor of the Social Justice camp, were trying to distance themselves from anything relating to Marxism. Unfortunately, unless they build the movement on some new narratives, it is unlikely that they'll be able to rid themselves of the ideas and concepts of…

Giving up SJ for Lent

We've arrived at the time of year where most Protestants dunk on the Roman Catholics for their celebration of the Lenten season. Lent is a yearly event where Christians are mandated to make up for all the bad they did (especially on Fat Tuesday) by praying more, fasting, giving up idols, etc. In other words, things a Christian should be…

Forgiveness

Recently on Twitter I encountered the rare occasion where I had my feelings hurt. It certainly wasn't the first time and it probably won't be the last, but this one stuck with me. It wasn't necessarily because it was a fellow Christian, or someone I didn't know well. It wasn't completely because of who and how…

Selfish Hatred

This morning I felt like I needed to write. I haven't written in some time and there are a few things that I've been thinking a lot about lately. I need to get better at writing more consistently, but I have a hard time determining what to write about. I wasn't exactly sure which topics I wanted to…

The Sermon on the Mount

"Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and…

Reflections

As the anniversary of my mother's suicide draws near I'm filled with a great many thoughts and emotions surrounding the details. Occurring in early December 2001, this 17 year old event has affected me in ways I am yet to fully realize. It certainly broke me and set me on a dangerous path of pain,…

Calvinism

This is primarily a review of the book "Calvinism: Built on a Foundation of Sand" by Kevin Micuch. In this post I will attempt to give an honest response in constructive criticism of a short book that attempts to refute the tenets of Reformed Theology. This is by no means an exhaustive nor a full…

Baptism

Baptism has been a hot topic these (most) days, especially within the Reformed communities who have nothing else to argue about. The Particular Baptists have rediscovered their roots against infant baptism and have shown much fervor in the debate. In light of this, the discussions have changed a bit (from my perspective, late to the game) by an understanding…

Egocentric adulation

Through the recent years there have been cases where an individual who, in an effort to commit a crime, became injured on someone else's property. That individual who was injured, encouraged by greed (and greedy people), turns around and attempts to sue the owner of the property for injuries caused. Some of those cases were…